An 18-year-old girl has been killed after her car crashed into a telegraph pole weeks after she passed her driving test.
Hannah Lodge was driving towards Langtoft on the B1249 when her grey Suzuki smashed into a telegraph pole.
I have no doubt the people who last week were clamouring for restrictions on newly-qualified drivers carrying passengers, as Longrider blogged, will have a contingency plan for singletons up their sleeve.
These people always do…
Ms Brealey said: “I think she had only been driving for three or four weeks.
“She wasn’t reckless or anything like that. It’s so unfair.
“It’s this time of year. It’s dark and the roads are very mucky.”
Well, yes. That’s why it’s down to the driver to take more care. That comes with experience. No amount of training will help.
And no amount of advice or guidance is likely to help either, as the default belief of most teenagers is ‘That’ll happen to someone else. Not me…’
Perhaps a blanket ban on newly-qualified drivers taking to the roads at all between the months of Sept-Mar will be the next front?
Humberside police casualty reduction officer Simon Carlisle works with schools to encourage young drivers to stay safe.
He said it was sad to hear of another teenager killed on the East Riding’s roads.
PC Carlisle said: “What’s very unfortunate is that it’s yet another young driver on a rural road in our county.
“We’re concentrating on young drivers and increasing our presentations to colleges and sixth-form students in the East Riding.
“I will be looking into the crash and seeing if any safety lessons can be learnt.”
Well, OK, I suppose it keeps you in a job…